Questions tagged [kitchens]

Questions related to the construction, modification, maintenance, repair of the many functional systems included in a kitchen. Systems include: plumbing, electrical,lighting, major appliances, surfaces (wall, floor).

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Installing cabinet on thick sound/thermoproofing layer and concrete

I need to mount IKEA Metod wall cabinets on a sound/thermoproofing layer that is itself glued on reinforced concrete walls. These cabinets are installed on a rail The layer consists of 1cm of plaster ...
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Kitchen Remodel: Cooktop Relocation

Background: I’m trying to remodel my kitchen and I want to replace the center island with a much bigger one with cooktop and remove the current stove and oven. Question: what are the common steps to ...
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Kitchen appliance setup specifically the fridge and oven

I saw a question similar to this but it was specific to energy consumption. My question is that our current kitchen setup has the oven next to the freezer side of our fridge. I’ve seen this setup in ...
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Help identifying the type of shelf support

please could someone help me identify the type of shelf support in the pic below. This is from a kitchen cabinet shelf, need to order some spares, but can't find anything that resembles it online. ...
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How can I fix my ineffective, slipping cabinet hinges without getting new cabinets?

Some of my kitchen cabinets have a problem where the hinges are slipping/losing grip at the top, causing the door to angle down and not close properly (you have to lift it up by the handle to ...
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Fix drywall around electrical box

I decided to replace my kitchen backsplash only to damage the drywall behind it. How do I fix the drywall around electric box so that it is not flimsy and it is safe?
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Bulbs for Round Kitchen Fixture Containing a Ballast

I cannot seem to find bulbs for this fixture. It is a 6 in. round recessed fixture intended for a single HID or fluorescent bulb, which was installed by the previous owner. It contains a fluorescent ...
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What do I look for when buying a used gas cooktop

We’re replacing an electric Jenn-air cooktop with a gas cooktop. I see several used ones on fb marketplace but worry about the safety of a used gas cooktop. Am I being paranoid or are there key things ...
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Silica dust in kitchen countertops

6 months ago, I moved to apartment with quartz countertops. Today I realized that at the bottom of the all kitchen shelves beneath the countertops is a fine white powdery dust. It seems dust is ...
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What is the best way to join toe kick boards?

We got out cabinets installed and the only thing missing are the toe kicks. Sounds like something “simple” however, both of our runs are longer then a single toe kick board. The board they provided is ...
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Is it safe to cut out my center stile in base cabinets?

I have annoying center stiles in all of my cabinets which make door openings about 10 inches wide. The cabinet itself is approximately 25.5 inches wide and holds up a granite countertop. I would like ...
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Identifying the model of Moen faucet in kitchen

EDIT Here is a following-up question about disassembling this faucet END EDIT My kitchen sink faucet is leaky at the base and it should be able to be fixed by replacing cartridge according to online ...
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The igniters on my range are clicking without me actuating them

Frigidaire range. I hear the igniters clicking about every 30 seconds. Why do the burner igniters on my range try to light when I’m not using them? M# fpg$3085kfc S# nfo1942381 Took a while to find ...
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Installing kitchen island legs

I am installing cabinets for my kitchen remodel. This includes a kitchen island that looks like the following: What I am unsure about is the proper way to install the island legs. Do I install them ...
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Installing 15“ deep wall cabinets on a 14” deep soffit

I'm remodeling my kitchen which has a soffit/bulkhead that is 14" deep. I've been looking at ikea cabinets but all of their wall cabinets are 15" deep. Now, I understand the mechanics of hanging the ...
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Kitchen exhaust fan vent pipe

We had professionally installed kitchen exhaust vent, venting outside. We had 300cfm and we were having smell issue in the house even after venting outside. We replaced the fan with 900 cfm and ...
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How should under cabinet lighting wires be placed on the wall?

I just finished demolishing my kitchen. I noticed that the under-cabinet lighting cables are poking out the wall right at the bottom edge of the wall cabinets. To the untrained eye, this looks like a ...
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Removing cartridge from mixer tap - recessed nut

I am trying to remove a cartridge from a mixer tap, and faced with this recessed nut that I cannot get a wrench around. It's also an unusual shape (well, not hexagonal). There is no maker name on the ...
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Samsung range blew the breaker

Stove popped and circuit breaker tripped unscrewed the back and where there is a red and white wires plugged into something has black burn marks around, any idea.
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Can we install a slide in gas range with convection oven outdoors?

I am planning to build a simple summer/outdoor kitchen in the covered patio. Even though the patio is covered it gets occasional rain and a lot of sun. I don't need a grill but need a good gas cooktop ...
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Can an HRV replace the air exhausted by a range hood?

I'm in the process of buying a 1950s ranch house. It doesn't have the greatest insulation, so I'm planning to do some improvements over the first few years to tighten things up. I'll certainly do the ...
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Does code mandate outlets when windows are above the counter?

We are renovating our century home's kitchen and would like to install windows that go to the ceiling so that our marble backsplash does not have any seams in it. The thing we later realized is, if we ...
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Rotating fitting for copper/steampunk faucet?

Update 3 Years Later: A Shark Bite expansion joint/coupling is working great. Been using it many times a day for 3 years and no problems. Firm, rotates easily, and doesn't leak. https://photos.app.goo....
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Would it make sense to have a bathroom without a sink?

I had this idea to maximize the amount of space in my small bathroom, to redo it and the kitchen in one go, put the kitchen sink next to the bathroom, and skip the bathroom sink. A quick internet ...
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Electrical work

I am redoing my cabinets. I had a soffit when when I opened it up to remove I have 3-4 cables running through it. My question is if I do not have enough slack to get it over the joists or I can’t ...
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4 New LED lights, Last one flickering

Just bought a house and took out old ugly garage-looking lights from the kitchen (long bulb in a frame with thin plastic covers), and cut some holes to put in 4 slim recessed LED lights. There are two ...
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How do I make a spider farm in my kitchen to eat flies in the house? [closed]

I am planning on making an area set aside in the kitchen to breed and grow spiders to kill flies in the kitchen. This is completely theoretical right now, just something I am pondering, so I don't ...
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How are electrical circuits routed in a kitchen island or peninsula without a knee wall?

I am trying to refine and finalize the cabinet layout for my kitchen remodel project. One new run of cabinets will form an L-shaped peninsula, as shown here: In similar layouts I've seen a knee wall ...
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Single hole water faucet

I was wondering if one can put the lever on a single hole faucet in the front instead of the left. That way the hot is on the left and cold on the right. My daughter thinks I am crazy but I think it ...
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Sealing water leak between kitchen cabinets and floor

Since moving into our house 5 years ago, we have spilled a large amount of water on our kitchen floor a few times. When this happens, the water leaks into the floor boards and drips all the way into ...
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Gas line for new stove going from T to termination plate

I am going from an electric stove to a gas stove and I need some advice on installing the gas line. I have a gas line running underneath the stove and there is plug where I can attach the gas line ...
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Self-locking caster wheels?

I'm planning to build a step stool on casters than can be easily moved around the room. In the past I've seen store-bought step stools where the wheels automatically lock when weight is applied. I don'...
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Can I widen the hole with a drill to straighten the handle?

I messed up the measurements of one of the IKEA kitchen handles. 32mm Vs 29mm to the edge, so 3mm off. Do you think I can drill to widen one hole left 1.5mm and the other hole right by 1.5mm and then ...
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Connecting 3 wire cooktop to home 3 wire 240v

My house's 240v circuit for the cooktop is a /2 cable. (black, white and bare copper). The new whirlpool cooktop has a 3 wire connection (black,red and bare copper). Whirlpool's instructions do not ...
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Dishwasher not draining before and after pump replacement

I have an 8 year old he dishwasher(GSD4060D35SS). It developed a problem where it wouldn’t drain at the end of the cycle. I replaced the pump and solenoid after discovering some physical damage to the ...
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230v Electric Cooker

is the wiring correct this way ? in the plug, should the brown cable be wired in the R1(L1) or T3(L3)?
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Is this induction hob safe for me?

I'm in the UK, I bought a new induction hob that has the label in the picture. It mentions 7kW, although I'm not sure what those 1.5kW/2kW mean then. Is is safe for me to use in a dedicated ring ...
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Can I hang a countertop microwave oven under a cabinet with custom hardware?

I want to mount a microwave under a cabinet and I have selected the GE model that will work (the cabinet is quite shallow, so the depth was important). The problem is that GE produces two nearly ...
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Dishwasher leaving residue, needing frequent cleaning

I'm looking for any ideas about how to get my dishwasher working better. Right now I need to take it apart and clean out a filter each week, but this filter is not easily removed (~8 screws) and did ...
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Replacing halogen under-cabinet lights - connection question

I'm replacing some old halogen under-cabinet lights but am not sure how to connect the new LED replacements. The old halogen lights had the following connector which is not compatible with the new ...
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What is the best approach to install crown molding on uneven top cabinets?

In our previous kitchen the crown molding was installed on top of the cabinets. It was secure with screws in the back. Removeable, great finishing and no damage to the cabinet front. Something like ...
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Can I move the kitchen to the living room? [closed]

I am thinking to buy a ground floor flat and am wondering is it possible to move the kitchen to the reception room. There is room to put it to the right as you walk into the room as an L-shape. ...
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Kitchen sink drain pipe leaking inside the wall

I'm remodeling my kitchen and installed the new sink this week but noticed that any time the water runs, water emerges from inside the wall, near the drain pipe and as a result, the fiberglass ...
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Pull-down faucet hose doesn't slide into sink/counter holes

Little bit of a thing here (and also my first time trying anything remotely like a plumbing project): I'm trying to replace a leaky pull-down kitchen faucet hose. I saw it was suggested to take the ...
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Replacing hardwired dishwasher with existing wire

I am replacing one Frigidaire gallery dishwasher with an new one. My old dishwasher only had a black and white wires for hardwiring. So it was wired black to black and white to white with the power ...
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Ragged laminate counter edge around under counter sink

Under mounted sink was installed with laminate counter, now laminate edge around sink is fraying and chipping. Can this be fixed? It is a 30 x 16 hole, not sure about the corner radius, too small for ...
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Connected a new faucet, the pipes drip but only a little bit, is that a problem?

I installed a new kitchen sink faucet into a kitchen with over 60 year old plumbing. I tightened the connections at the point where the rigid piping meets the flexible risers, and there was some ...
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Is there any way to tell if these walls are load bearing from the blueprints?

We want to remove the highlighted walls. Is there any way to tell from the blueprints if these walls are load-bearing?
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Plugging in my dishwasher and water filter to the same outlet with an extender

I have two appliances that I need to plug in to the same outlet. These are: A dishwasher - Bosch Benchmark 40-Decibel Top Control 24-in Built-In Dishwasher (Stainless Steel) ENERGY STAR A water ...
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Under kitchen sink outlet only allows two devices

It seems my under kitchen sink outlet only allows two devices at once. I have a wall outlet and I have an adaptor that converts the 2 outlets into 6 outlets. Then, I plug in the dishwasher and ...

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